en route with onra
11/09/2010, 8:33 PM
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‘I Wanna Go Back’

‘Relax In Mui Ne’

Parisian beatsmith Onra stopped by SF during a recent small tour that took him across major US cities. His visit reminded me of how much I dug his Chinoiseries, an instrumental release from ’07 with touches of Dilla and even early RZA, but with far out timbres and melodies all lifted from 30 or so Southeast Asian records he found in Vietnam. His latest, Long Distance, heavily deviates from Chinoiseries, sounding more like an electro boogie album than dusty boom bap. For a relatively new producer, dude’s already shown much versatility with a penchant for sampling the old and unusual. Glad he’s getting some shine. Peep a couple tracks from the Chinoiseries and purchase his latest album HERE.


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[…] glad to hear Onra’s back, especially since it’s a followup to his breakthrough release, Chinioseries. The forthcoming Chinioseries Pt. 2 is also completely sample based, all taken from records Onra […]


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[…] soon as I heard The Chinoiseries I was hooked. It was very apparent that Onra, a Parisian producer of Vietnamese decent who grew up […]


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